The brutal homicide in a McDonald’s diner in Zhaoyuan, Shandong, on May 28, 2014 of a salesgirl in a nearby clothing store called Wu Shuoyan (1977–2014), who had refused to give her phone number to visiting “missionaries.” The crime plays a key role in the Chinese rhetoric against the xie jiao, and was attributed by the CCP to The Church of Almighty God. Scholarly studies of the documents of the trial, however, proved that the murder was in fact perpetrated by a different religious movement, which had no connections with The Church of Almighty God.
Akida’s Story: The Desperate Cry of a Uyghur Woman
“Dear world, please help!” The heartrending plea of a daughter who has been searching in vain for her mother, folklorist Rahile Dawut, for the past three years.
Taxes, Legal Reform, and Freedom of Belief: An International Forum
Scholars, former officials, and human rights activists from several countries attended the event organized on the eve of Taiwan’s 78th Judicial Day.
CCP Publishes Book on Xi Jinping’s Thought on the Rule of Law
The obsessive campaign to promote the President’s legal ideology continues with the publication of a book collecting his main texts on the matter.
New Religious Movements, COVID-19, and Media: The Case of Scientology
A Webinar organized by the Lithuanian Society for the Study of Religions discusses the book by Rosita Šorytė on how Scientologists confronted the pandemic